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by afternoon. we'll look at the four-day forecast in a couple of minutes. right now, mike cremedas. >> two right lanes shut down, no serious backup there. southbound 355 at cedar avenue. traffic getting by the water main break. delay-free in that area and construction on the eastbound dulles toll road at route 7. traffic is getting by to the left. no serious delays on the dulles toll road as a result. >> thank you, mike. >>> the time is 4:42. still to come, extreme weather. how a winter storm sent another hard hit for the jersey shore. >>> a metro train was stopped at 30 families are looking for temporary shelter after a fire in prince george's county wednesday night. we're hearing the 91 calls for help as people watched the fire race through that building. >> i'm down the street. but i can see it from here. there's smoke everywhere. >> do you know what floor the fire is on in. >> it looks like it started on the first floor. it's on to the third floor now. >> yes. >> you see a window on fire, right? >> yeah. it's a big window. it's burning the roof. >> winnow on fire on the first floor. no
amounts coming up. mike cremedas in for traffic. >> water main break at cedar avenue. traffic is getting by to the right. looking great. northbound 95 as you make the trip towards the beltway. let's take a live look at the cameras north of the princeway and pasch way. no serious backups there. backlick road looking fantastic. aaron, erika? >> thank you, mike. >>> new this morning, the springfield interchange back open after a deadly crash on the beltway. three people died when a pickup truck slammed into a tractor-trailer. this happened on the ramp from the beltway to i-95. that crash happened about 7:00 last night. the cause is still under investigation. police shut down the ramp as a precaution. it has since reopened. that happened just before 2:00 this morning. >>> negotiations will resume today at the white house on a deal to keep the country from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with congressional leaders this afternoon with just four days left to reach an agreement. with time running out, it appears a deal at this point would likely include an extens
correspondent mike emanuel kicks off the coverage. mike, where do the things stand in the fiscal cliff talks at this critical late-stage? >> reporter: gregg, there seems to be some hope that conversations between vice president joe biden and senator mitch mcconnell can produce a deal. aides say the two men spoke multiple times last night and will continue working toward a solution. mcconnell called the vice. president bush: after weighing 18 hours from senate majority leader harry reid who seemed to throw in the towel. >> there is still significant difference between two sides and negotiations continue. there is still time left to reach an agreement and we intend to continue negotiations. >> reporter: a big issue is what thresh do you continue the bush tax cuts. the democrats latest proposal, extend expiring tax rates for individuals with taxable income up to $360,000. and couples with income of about $450,000. senate republicans latest proposal allah taxes to rise on $450,000 for individuals and 550,000 for couples. republican aides say the democrats in the senate have not made any addition
their jobs. >> chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live in washington with the latest, mike. >> heather discussions are underway and i'm told we should not expect any news or announcements before senators are briefed tomorrow afternoon. after a meeting with the president late friday, the senate majority leader sounded cautiously optimistic. >> we have one meeting in the white house that was very constructive and we hope it will bear fruit and that's what we hope to learn. i think that the next 24 hours will be very instructive as to what we're able to accomplish. >> reporter: sources say house speaker john boehner deferred to senate colleagues and told him house leaders were consider, accept or amend their plan, what's not expected to be included is increasing the debt limit, something that democrats wanted and republicans have resisted. if senate leaders cannot strike a deal, the president wants congress to vote on what would be plan c. it would focus on three key areas, keeping tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less. extending unemployment benefits and delay dramatic
in this fiscal cliff standoff. we have team fox coverage. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. but first to ed henry at the white house. ed, it looks as if we are taking the plunge. >> it does, trace. but what i think the white house is hoping here tonight is that lawmakers are going to have some framework by midnight tonight that basically says votes as soon as tomorrow or maybe even in early wee hours, 1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m. to start moving forward on this so at least the markets get the signal that they will retroactively make sure that the tax rates don't go up. that the massive spending cuts don't take effect. all of this is still hanging in the balance. as you mentioned, conservatives not happy that there are no new spending cuts here. liberals not happy over the fact that they believe the president gave in too much to republicans on taxes setting a threshold of $450,000 a year instead of what they wanted which was 250,000. bottom line the president said that's the art of the compromise today. everyone is not going to get everything that they want. and, in fact, he said the key here is to
taxes for anybody making less than $250,000 a year. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has more. mike, you just got new details 23r* mitch mcconnell. what are they? >> that's right. discussions have been taking place all day. both sides have been trading paper, ideas and that talks continue. we understand legislative staff will continue working into this evening. meanwhile, huer is a fair and balanced look at where things stand. >> i do think that something will happen over the next few days relative to the revenue piece. hopefully we can rescue most americans from a tax increase. but what we haven't dealt with again is the spending component. jay we just can't afford -- >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. keeping it that way means folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. the housing market is healing, but that could stall as folks are seeing smaller paychecks. >> with time running out, it sounds like conservatives may have to fight spending when raising the debt ceiling is the new fight in the new year. harris? >> mike, dem
of fancy new york, we assembled a rescue team. we first brought in business strategist mike mcallist without the brothers knowing it pored over the operations. when the company started in 2008, steven's wife got a job in turkey, and when he and his family made the international move they decided to handle all of the dress manufacturing there. >> i would have love td to have opened a shop where i could have hired two seamstresses and done all of the production here in new york and it was just cost prohibitive. >> so it is problemf-free, because you are getting the dresses in no problem? >> i wish. >> that is why you did it. >> when you have to ship anything in the world, you open up yourself to a whole gamut of issues that can happen. >> and with the mfing happening overseas, steven spends six months of the year in turkey while gregory works alone in new york, and with shipping and k customs and timing differences, the distance is a real issue. >> i see it in a lot of businesses. i call it back filling with logic. in small businesses and big businesses, too, are made with busine
spokesperson says his condition has improved and he has been moved from intensive care. mike is standing by live at the hospital. >> reporter: a bit of welcome news as the former president is ending his time in the intensive care unit. that his condition continues to improve. a lost reason for optimism. he spent shy of a week in the intensive care it was described as a stubborn fever he had a difficult time shaking. nasty case of bronchitis that had the president hospitalized since the end of november. the spokespeople working with bush people have been optimistic throughout this process and his condition improves, all the way while taking the fact that he is an 88-year-old man sick. and noting the fact he is laughing and joking with the staff. even pointing out that yesterday at one point he was sing weigh the hospital staff. you know he got a pick me up from the oakridge boys fan and they sang a song to him. doctors feeling that his condition are so fragile they need to monitor him in the intensive care. >> gregg: it's a good sign when you are singing to the nurses. mike, thanks. >> gr
's the weather around the nation. >>> good morning, i'm mike masco. high wind advisory today. winds could certainly gust to around 40 miles per hour with some chilly temperatures making it feel like it's into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. we'll go through your two degree guarantee of president and mainly cloudy skies and -- 39 and mainly cloudy skies and some gusty winds. a blend of clouds and sunshine on friday and not as windy. then a storm on saturday going into sunday morning. how much snow still in question at this time. we'll be into the 30s and 40s by next monday. to come here on "go morning america," the startling love triangle case that may have ended in murder. a 19-year-old college student is missing. >>> and is the third time a charm for superstar janet jackson, engaged to a billionaire? all the details on who he is. and why isn't she wearing her ring? let's say you want to get ahead in your career. how do you get from here... to here? at university of phoenix we're moving career planning forward so you can start figuring that out sooner. ln fact, by thinking about where
and wizards. mike rizzo in the house. jordan crawford led all scorers with 27 points. this pretty assist to webster. wizards win it 105-97, snaps their eight-game losing skid. and that was your "sports minute." have a great saturday. >>> the redskins are preparing for their primetime matchup against the cowboys, but the team still had time to help a family in need. peter halbert died last week in a tragic car incident. the team found out the whole family loved the redskins. they invited peter's wife tony and the kids to a practice. the family took pictures with some of the players, including rg3. they got some autographs to walk away with as well. just such a heartwarming story. you know that this has just brought so much light and life into their lives during a very difficult time. >> nice to see those kids smiling. >>> 9:24 right now. today, virginia hosts one of the biggest gun shows in the nation. up next, why this year's event is attracting larger crowds than usual inside and outside. >>> first, a winter weather advisory. a look at where the flakes are falling right now. plus, who's
'm mike haiduk. >> the redskins won and they are the nfc champs. congratulations. i feel like i just ran the last 100 yards for them. we start with olga. >> reporter: good morning. i slept through the game but woke up to that great news this morning. it is still cold this morning, so i know they went through it in the stadiums. if you are headed out this morning, it is going to be a tough start for you this morning. i can guarantee you a few peaks of sunshine, so far on our satellite radar loop. we have some cloud cover at this hour. that is going to break a little bit late morning, we are calling it a partly cloudy start. by the time we get to the 9:00, 10:00 hour, we are going to see the cloud cover build on through. we should hit a high just above 43, 44 degrees. the 5:00 hour is going to be quite chilly. almost like the teens north and west. today good news, we are staying with our green weather alert. a few flurries are possible after you ring in the new year early on your tuesday morning. by wednesday much cooler but more sunshine. bever
, no rain to report here yet. that will move in later today. mike will have the full forecast. sue hall is checking traffic. >>> the country is just days away from going over the fiscal cliff. what is happening today in the nation's capital as lawmakers c >>> welcome back. doppler tracking showers to our north tail end showing radar returns most moisture in the clouds now because it is too dry at the lower levels fairfield 31°, mid to upper 30s in all inland valleys upper 30s around redwood city., mountain view, san jose. let's talk about what is going to happen today, light rain by the afternoon, 50s, showers tomorrow morning dry sunday and monday. >>> light traffic conditions so far, folks take the week or another long holiday weekend out of novato past marinwood lucas valley road here marin ymca traffic flowing nicely out of san rafael into southern marin no problems on the golden gate bridge light traffic conditions four lanes southbound what a difference a day makes yesterday afternoon getting to the golden gate bridge was a nightmare from all approaches due to folks enjoying a b
>>> good morning. i'm mike barnicle, and as we pull toward the end of the year, this is a special reprise edition of "way too early," one time only, the show that got another lump of coal in its stocking this christmas. you're not the only one keeping track, santa. thank you for being up with us this thursday, december 27th. there is a lot to talk about, including a new warning from treasury secretary tim geithner. he is now telling congress that the u.s. government will reach its borrowing limit by next monday, the 31st. remember how much fun the last debt ceiling fight was? well, that news comes as president obama rushes home to washington, cutting short his hawaiian vacation in order to resume talks on the fiscal cliff. there are just five days remaining to strike a deal. we'll get to all that in a moment, but first, we begin with a massive winter storm that made holiday travel miserable for millions of americans, including me! winter storm euclid -- what, are we naming snowstorms now? euclid. you can lid? well, euclid blanketed much of the eastern half of the country yesterday
american. mike emanuel live for us tonight by phone from capitol hill. mike, what is next? >> well, harris, everybody agrees the next step is trying to move a bipartisan plan in the senate. majority leader harry reid recognizes this is a critical time. we have a lot meeting in the white house very con struck stif. we hope that it will bear fruit. we hope the next 24 hours will be very instructive as to what we're able to accomplish. >> in order to make that happen, the senate will not be in session tomorrow, harris. >> do they generally agree with the democratic perspective here on whether or not this can get done? >> harris, republicans say it was a good meeting at the white house. we're told there was a discussion of potential options and components of a plan that could pass both the house and senate. here's the top senate republicans take. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make to his conference. so we'll be working hard it to try to see if we
faster let us turn to kron 4 solo reporter mike pelton. he is live at the intersection of church and eboce. >> it began on december 28th 1912. the first publicly known land-based transit agency. many turns 100 clear. riders will see a free ride on all muni platforms. it is all free. it begins at 5:00 a.m.. the program run until 5 tomorrow morning. you have 24 hours to see what muni is about if you have not wrote it before. you can save a couple of dollars today. about 200 million people ride muni each year. back to you. >> thank you mike. joining us live. >> in other bay area news oakland officials bringing in william bratton to help turn around the oakland police department. he is being brought in as a consultant to help reduce and violent crime in the city. >> he has had a loss angeles and new york city police department. his role will be separate from the police compliance director will be named soon. >> his crime reduction plan will include reviewing over as prime tracking technology and recommending ways to build trust with residence. is expected to meet with city officials,
congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live at the capitol following all of the bouncing balls. hey, mike. >> reporter: one concern for republicans as they look at this deal is what about spending cuts? where are the spending cuts? it sounds like they are getting close in the talks between vice president joe biden and the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell but there is not a deal until senator mcconnell knows he has enough support. let's take a look at some of the key points of a framework of the deal according to sources close to the talks. it would raise taxes on income tax amounts above $400,000 for individuals, $450,000 for families. it would address the estate tax, the alternative minimum tax, the medicare doc fix and unemployment insurance. current discussions about how best to address the automatic spending cuts that is called sequestration, the automatic cuts to defense, and domestic programs. a short time ago a leading republican expressed a great deal of concern and frustration with the whole process. >> it's december the 31st. january 1st is tomorrow, 2013, taxes go up. e
right. that's what's being said right now. joining us from capitol hill is nbc news correspondent mike viqueira. we have some elements from what we understand to be a deal at the moment. what would you say the mood is right now? what are some of the other details? break it down for us. >> richard, it's funny. at this point we're stuck sort of reading tea leaves. yes, we've had indications with more detail than we've got in days on what the outlines of that deal might be. but i got to tell you any deal if it were to pass both houses of congress here in the last 12 hours before midnight would carry with it the seeds of further confrontation and not that much further down the road. maybe two, perhaps three months. let's take a look one more time at what is being discussed now. mitch mcconnell and joe biden talked into the wee hours until 12:30 last night and 6:30 this morning. $450,000 as the threshold for couples, $400,000 for individuals over which your taxes would go up about four percentage points. estate tax compromise. this is something democrats want as well because the estate tax
, but even mike shanahan who has coached by joe montana and john elway has given special praise. >> i don't think anybody in history of the league has played at his level even the last 40 years. i doubt that anybody has played at that level. he has a unique skill set. his ability to throw drop back play action, it puts the pressure on the defense, and he will just get better and better. he is just scratching the surface. >> maryland hosted a struggling delaware state squad it tonight. the terps cruising, 10 victories in a row only three victories by single digits. they are pretty good, right? maryland breaking the press easily, and wells finishes with the one-handed jam. the terps led 40-22 1/2. they keep pouring it on. second half, maryland cruising. that acrobatic layup, a dramatic finish. the terps improve 11-one, 79-50 win. virginia tech, not so lucky against byu. six-eight from the three-point line, 29 points in the first half career high 42 on the day tech loses. george mason at south florida. that second half, the baseline jumper. usf with the 12-point lead, mason-dixon close, but
and then thought maybe not. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> it's chilly look at the temperatures mostly into the 30s a lot of locations. you go outside the beltway and it's coming close to freezing in reisterstown and belair road to the north maybe a little ice on the roads this morning. so just be careful of that. winds have been gusty out of the northerly direction between 10 and 20. just know a pretty chilly raw feel out there. some showers working over cecil county rogue now heading upth delaware line. winds become really gusty today. 40-mile-per-hour and for that reason a high wind advisory has been posted and yes a weekend storm potential certainly growing. we're going to detail that and show you the seven day coming up in a little bit. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >>> so take it slow this morning. be extra careful as you head out. no delays though traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel. if you are using 695 this morning no problems to report whatsoever on the west side. here in parkville at harford road, everything
. the talks are a last-ditch effort to avoid spending cuts and tax hikes from 90% of american households. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill where all the action is taking place. is there a lot of action? there is a lot of buzz on capitol hill. mitch mcconnell, who will be attending a white house meeting told us a few moments ago that we are always the running out of time. chairman max baucus, the democrat says that he thinks this will fiscal cliff matter comes down as one white house meeting two hours from now. another top senate republican said a short time ago that he was calling on president obama to lead. >> the president is not a senator anymore. he's a president. just as president reagan worked to deal with tip o'neill and bill clinton and president eisenhower, we need leadership on not just taxing rich people, but we contact them and it wouldn't help the medicare fiscal cliff. greg: others are skeptical, noting that high-profile meetings are for show often times and all about tactics. we expect the president will try a stopgap measure extending middle-class tax rates, extending unemp
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responsible for this meeting. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. what where republican leaders saying about today's meeting? reporter: republicans in office do not control the white house. they need to cooperate and to actually support a final plan in the senate. so they are pushing to see what the president will offer at this meeting. a leading senate republican sounded pretty skeptical about this meeting. >> anytime you nonsedating public publicly in washington, it is usually for political theater purposes. my bet is that it's all political theater. jon: republicans have made the point that it is time for the senate to act. they are also anxious to see what the president has to offer. obviously, we are waiting to see whether there will be enough republican support for whatever is offered to get us a bill through the house and senate. harris: what is happening on the democratic side? reporter: they are frustrated. they wanted that house republicans to return a lot sooner to work on a fiscal cliff deal. we know that it will not return until sunday, the
'm katie marzullo in for eric thomas. we'll start with mike for a look at this 2012 forecast. >>> we are ending it on a dry note. good morning. live doppler picking up a lot of dry air, a few high clouds beautiful ring around the moon. unlike the past couple of mornings that doesn't mean rain just moisture. we have frost developing inland, 33 concord and live more, mid 30s redwood city, mountain view down to san jose, santa rosa, 4 4s and oakland. today mostly sunny, near 50 at the coast, low to mid 50s for the rest of us. -- >>> driving in this morning normally i see five cars, today was three. >> that is going to be the case everywhere we can presume. you are looking at drive time traffic, distances, everything, smooth sailingvé>q as you can s, nothing to note. this is a live look at 80 in berkeley, more headlights than you might expect buy moving smoothly, there are no -- but they are moving smoothly, bay bridge toll smooth sailing likely to stay that way as it is a holiday monday. >>> developing news in san francisco, two were men -- two were taken to the hospital after a fire e
the door. mike will be here from 4 ago a.m. to 7:00 a.m. dan? >> sandhya, thanks very much. before we leave, a quick look at what is buzzing around the world. the older sister of facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has found herself in a privacy breech. she posted this family photo of her christmas celebration on her facebook profile over the holidays. but someone she didn't know saw it and september it out to more than 40,000 twitter followers. she was not happy. she asked them to take it down. everyone knows his first name, techies know craig newmark as the founder of craigs list, of course. now he has someone to share his last name. according to a tweet, newmark married his long-time girlfriend in new jersey today. and finally here "grey's anatomy" star patrick dempsey," mcdream me" says he wants to rescue telley's coffee and more than 500 jobs. the seattle-based company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in october. he is leading a group that would buy the chain that has 47 stores in california and washington state. "nightline" is next. for rick quan and sandhya patel and carolyn johns
. toe tas kaczowka and mike chiapperini were dead. police evacuated at least 30 people from the area and seven homes were damaged or destroyed. the shooter was found shot dead near the scene. police say he killed himself identified as william spengler, a man with a lengthy criminal history and served time for killing his grandmother. throughout the day, townspeople remembered the fallen firefighters as they tried to make sense of the senseless. >> you know, these people, they're just always there for you, you know? you just take them for granted. you don't know -- it's really heart breaking for these families and these people. and what they have to go through and so close to a holiday where we're supposed to love each other. >> firefighters' families know their loved ones put their lives on the line every day but could never imagine something like that would happen. >> they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> a time which should be filled with joy has been replaced with sorrow. chris pallone, nbc news. >> former president george h.w. bush took a turn for the worse last night. he's
to be on come sunday. mike shanahan has emphasized his knee is fine and it was clearly a precautionary measure to aware it. but it hampered his mobility last sunday in philadelphia. if his knee is fine and the brace is unnecessary and just a precaution, i think it goes away come sunday against the cowboys and we see that pistol in all of its glory and we see him getting out of the edges. thanksgiving day game he only rushed 25 yards. he beat them with his arms. he's proven he can do it. one way or the other. >> we're out of time, but i want to say quickly, regardless, win or lose this week, we have to salute what this team has done. >> absolutely. i hope people don't lose sight of that if it goes the other way. >> don't want the haters to come back out. >> no. one game, incredible season, absolutely. >> i do think they're going to win. thank you, dave. >> you'll be there to see it. >> we'll talk more in a little bit. >> sure. >>> it's 7:22 now on this friday morning. coming up later, saying goodbye to the x factor -- what? i'm reading this. saying goodbye to the x factor after one year. >> whi
are smiling heading to the post season, 7 headhe coaches, five gms fired today. fortunately, mike shanahan, theh redskins, one of those 12 still smiling. the playoff hopes are still alive, as they are the nfc east champs, let's take you to lastt night and o how it went down frm fedex field in front of a freezing but frenzied fan base. they finished off the season sweep of the cowboys, first in 7 years, rgiii rushed for 63 yards, 9 in the third quarter for the skins first lead of the game to make it 14-7. alfred mother rix one of the ali time great redskins -- morris, one of the all time great redskins performance. becoming the single season rushing leader, 1613 yards on, the season. nearly 100 yards better than the old mark.m skins win 28-12, or 28-18. on to the playoff for the home game against the seahawks on sunday. >> first step is to win the division like we talked b secon step is take one game at a time. what you have to do is pay is attention to detail every day. and same things we've been doing for the last 7 weeks, we will continue to do, and hopefully do them at a higher level. >
points over the past five days. let's get to mike emanuel on capitol hill. how much stock are lawmakers putting in the white house meeting? >> depends who you ask. some republicans expressed concern it may be for show, essentially going to the white house, having a big meeting that everybody's talking about for the appearances that they're doing something. other suggest it's critical because time is running out. >> the window may be ajar but it's not wide open. and unless it closes -- or opens entirely today and there's a deal, it's more likely to close than stay open. in other words, if we don't have a deal in the next 24 hours, the question is where do you buy a parachute. it looks like we'll be going over the cliff. the closer we get to the end, the less likely it is you're going to be able to compress an agreement into place to have enough votes to pass. >> while rebounds and democrats may not agree on a lot. we heard from republicans and democrats that time is becoming critical and they're feeling the pressure of the calendar. >> trace: as you talk to lawmakers, how worried do they
at 2:00 eastern time with the first votes coming at 6:30. let's head up to capitol hill. mike viqueira is there. so what? even if they reach a deal today or tomorrow? do we have time to get this dup? >> i think so, t.j. if they sign off from everybody in the senate. if everybody stands up, no & nobody objects. they call it unanimous consent around here. they can wave their hansory anything. badda bing, badda boom. it's out of here. you look at senate leaders on the floor, and you ask what the heck took so long? the first senate session since 1995 to fall during the holiday week. known all along the fiscal cliff is looming, yet the deadline spurs action. not a done deal. still a chance we head over the cliff. here is what has to happen. mitch mcconnell and harry reid have to come to agreement. by tomorrow, possibly. have something they can vote on in the senate tomorrow night or possibly even monday. send it to the house of representatives where the president says the house speaker john boehner should put it on the floor, regardless if it gets the majority of the majority. that's the tr
turned deadly. mike seidel is in cheektowaga, new york. good morning to you. >> reporter: we had 11 inches of snow so it has ended for now. keep in mind this city averages 8 feet a season but only had 6 inches until late yesterday afternoo afternoon. >> snow, high winds e, dangerous driving conditions hitting the northeast this morning. in new york city where they're still struggling in the afternoon ma aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> it's becoming enough. >> reporter: and residents stock ing up hard hit for supplies and snow reduced visibility and blanket the roads. >> especially greg down hill. >> reporter: in massachusetts, drivers were taking it extra slow. the storm was causing headaches at the nation's airport, over 1700 flights cancelled windy, stranding passengers trying get home over the christmas holiday. before moving to the northeast, the weather system pounded parts of the northwest dumping over a foot of snow in some areas and spawning 26 tornadoes in the south catches this at a walgr n walgreens in mobile, alabama. and lawmakers were on the scene in dozens of accide
anticipated game of the nfl season. both teams have a lot on the mind. mike richmond wrote two books about the redskins and joineddous fox 5 morning news yesterday to talk about the history between the two teams. >> good to have on you the show, man. >> yes. >> i know you're almost a lifelong fan. >> yes. >> and i want to show if you're a big redskins fan, this is a must have. >> yes. >> and what is in here? >> it's a great compilation of memorabilia. >> huh. >> from over the years and there is a lot of text in there. >> right. >> and that is some memorabilia. >> game program covers. >> we should have had you on before christmas. if you had a redskins fan on the christmas list, the redskins encyclopedia. >> the most comprehensive journalistic account of redskins history. >> very good. >> and all the way back to the early years of the team. >> you told me something i did not know. this is a big game this weekend. it feels like a big game. it's bigger than we thought. >> this is a marquis matchup. the first game since 1979, and the two teams met. there were other games over the years between
and the horse led them to the promised land. redskins win 28-18. mike shanahan and rg iii talked about the big win. >> i don't think i've ever been 3-6 and ever had seven in a row. i don't think so. i don't think i've ever been anywhere close to that to be honest with you. >> i think everybody believed in what we had already. it was just about going out and executing it. when your back is pressed against the wall, a lot of times, it will make that come out of you and everybody stepped up big, changed their mindset after the bye week. it was one game at a time. >> they always go back to that bye week when they were 3-6. that is when rg iii became the captain of the team coming back off the bye week. they said forget about the record. forget about what anybody is reading into mike shanahan saying maybe the season is over. we'll go out one at a time. they have taken that mentality. >> i remember rg iii saying that. he said we'll come back and be focused and ready to go. >> he almost said it defiantly. a lot of people might remember tim tebow when he was down in florida. >> you didn't have to brin
and there is the great celebration. remember, mike shanahan and company, they traded donovan mcnabb to minnesota for a sixth round pick. that turned out to be alfred morris. on this run, he breaks clinton portis' single season rushing record of 1516. he shattered. he ended up with 1613 yards for the season. here is rg iii. he is kind of limping getting around that concern but still, he has so much moxie and so much will, he gets there and scores the go ahead touchdown and here is morris and as you say, that is the hammer. >> the hammer. >> and they dropped the hammer 33 times on the cow pokes and they win going away 28-18. three touchdowns. his average per carry, 6.1 yards last night. mike shanahan, rg iii talked about the great win after the game. >> i don't think i've ever been 3-6 and ever had seven in a row. i don't think so. i don't think i've ever been anywhere close to that to be honest with you. >> i think everybody believed in what we had already. it was just about going out and executing it. when your back is pressed against the wall, a lot of times, it will make that come out of you a
into a recession. gregg: mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. mike, any indication of the president's next move? >> reporter: well, gregg, last time we heard the president talk about the this matter he said he was calling on congressional leaders to essentially make sure taxes do not go up on middle class americans. presumably that would be a package that continues the bush tax cuts for those making up to $250,000. he would also like to continue emergency unemployment benefits for two million americans. and beyond that, details are kind of murky at this point. so we await the president to get back to washington. we know that the senate will be back in session today. we know there have been some conversations back and forth but at this point no indication that steps have moved forward closer to a deal, gregg. gregg: so, mike, if the senate comes back, what do we expect from them today? and then obviously the house? >> reporter: well, house speaker john boehner is in ohio. his aides told me a few moments ago ago if he has plans to travel. last night the speaker and the president of the united sta
. it's thursday, december 27th. i'm mike barnicle in for joe, mika and willie. joining the table, we have political editor and white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. >> hi. >> applause for sam. "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher. and the president of the council on foreign relations, author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and in washington, vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com and msnbc political analyst, richard wolffe. a minor round of applause for richard wolffe. >> one hand clapping. >> first of all, can anybody here come up with a synonym -- i don't care what it is -- so we don't have to employ the phrase "fiscal cliff" at all during the day? any ideas? anybody got any -- >> how about deadline? >> how about do your job. how about just do your job time. it is ridiculous. a little news, then we'll chatter about this. as if tax hikes and spending cuts weren't enough, there's a new reminder that the nation's debt ceiling is also hanging over the budget talks in washington. in a
some perspective. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live for us in washington. a short time ago, another key lawmaker did not sound very optimistic, mike. >> reporter: harris, you would be right. that would be senate majority leader harry reid. seemed kind of irritated that house republicans and all house members are not here in washington trying to work out a deal on the fiscal cliff. here is more from leader reid a short time ago. >> if we go over the cliff and it looks like that's where we're headed, mr. president, the house of representatives, as we speak, with four days left after today before the first of the year aren't here with the speaker having told them they will give them 8 hours notice. i can't imagine their consciences. >> reporter: of course president obama has left hawaii. he is heading back to washington from his family vacation. we learned from the white house that the president had made calls to the top four congressional leaders mcconnell and boehner on the republican side, pelosi and reid on the democratic side. we'll see what the president has in
. it is at supersonic for reentry. the reason it does is that mike adams got killed while i was working at edwards during reentry. he did not have the pitch accurate within about that much range and he did not have the yaw accurate within about that much rain, and that haunted me. i thought that was the reason we would not have commercial space flight. the pilot for spaceshipone reentry -- by the way, there is not autopilot. the only thing controlling those controls are the rudder pedals on a mock 0.3 airplane. you have the electric fin on the tail. just like a piper cub. [laughter] weird, huh? you could be at apogee in spaceshipone, eat your lunch, handoff, and do as a free entry -- safe reentry. you're not putting yourself at risk like mike adams put himself at risk. this is just a picture is google earth. out to the right is the white knight climbing 50% more altitude than an airliner. going up about 50,000 feet. from up there, about 70 miles, you're looking on the horizon. this is why we stopped flying space ships. i wanted to fly one every five months to show reliability and cost for future s
of photography, are really the gurus of how this issue looks, and it looks fantastic. thanks, mike. >> "time" magazine's person of the year is president barack obama. >>> coming up this morning, our conversation with former president bill clinton. director and star of the historical thriller "argo," ben affleck, and emmy-winning star of "veep," julia louis-dreyfus. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. comfort individualized. save 50% on the final closeout of our silver limited edition bed plus special financing through new years day. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone...but her likes 50% more cash. but i'm upping my game. do you want a candy cane? yes! do you want the puppy? y
. senate leaders are rushing to hammer out a last ditch compromise. mike emmanuel is live with the latest on the negotiations. >> hi, molly it is it eye critical window. we are not expecting an announcement today, but they are trying to carve out a deal capable of winning bipartisan support. president obama said the u.s. can't afford a self inflicted wound to our economy. >> fortunate lie congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now. i had a good and constructive discussion with senate and house leadership about preventing the tax hike on the middle class and we should be able to reach an agreement to pass both house necessary time. >> senate leaders can't strike a deal. it would be a plan c. keeping tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less . extending unemployment benefits and delay dramatic spending cuts until later next year. >> they realize it is it a critical time. >> we are engaged in discussion majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes we can come forward sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader ca
shot. >> fireman mike chiapperini, who is also a lieutenant with the webster police department, was deceased at the scene. >> reporter: 43-year-old chiapperini was named the webster fire department's firefighter of the year just two weeks ago. also slain, tomasz kaczowka. the department calls him a tremendous young man. >> these people get up in the middle of the night to go put out fires. they don't expect to be shot and killed. >> reporter: webster police have identified the gunman as 62-year-old william spengler, whose home burned today. he had a lengthy criminal history, serving 17 years for killing his grandmother with a hammer back in 1980. no word about what his motive was today or where he got his guns. >> spengler was a convicted felon. he's not allowed to possess weapons. >> reporter: tonight, two firefighters are in stable condition in the hospital. 33 people were evacuated after the fire engulfed seven homes. >> it's a shock. that something like this would happen but for some reason, violence is rearing its ugly head in this community. and everywhere. >> reporter: p
demateo. the man who helped restore the photos mike dilemte. this is a fantastic story. everyone always fears whether it's a storm like sandy or house fire losing the things that you can't rebuild like photos, like memories. how devastating was it to think we may have lost these incredible pictures? >> it was very devastating. i said what is there? but thank god, you know, we were all together. we survived. s that was my main concern at that point. then later on everything started to settle in. and i started realizing what i had lost. that's it. y go anywhere beyond that. >> did you think there was any hope. >> no i did the no. besides the water there was a lot of storage. they were all destroyed. we will make new memories. but thanks to mike, we got some of our memories back. sean sweeney to hold him the story. she showed you that these photos had been essentially to most of us would think he they're testifies stated why this d. this spark to you action and do it free of charge out of goods in of your heart. god mass blessed me unbelievablably. i have a great family. i have incredible
for this because i see you ask it. although you didn't ask mike tyson. >> there's a reason for that. >> oh, there is. i'm trying to think. at least five or six. >> really? that's fascinating. does the wider world know? >> you didn't ask how long it lasted, this love feeling or whatever. >> how long does it need to last to qualify for proper love, do you think? >> not that long. eight months, would you say. or maybe years, years, years. >> some people have it literally in a flash. i do believe there can be love at first sight. i know people where that's happened, and they've been very happy the rest of their lives together. they get lucky. >> yeah. isn't it interesting? it's a recognition of something. i knew i liked you from the minute, but i didn't know that your father died that early. and there is -- you see, we never talked about it. you might have known that about me, but there's something that you recognize in someone's past, and it's a void that you recognize. >> i think you become -- i'm sure you have the same, but you'rely curious because you never knew this person. did you feel y
. >> that's what christmas is all about. it's something our friend, pastor and former arkansas governor mike huckabee knows quite a bit about. he joins us now with a very special christmas message. >> mike: i hope you and your family are going to have a wonderful christmas. my guess is you will probably be very busy. busy getting the right give gift and making sure all the things on your christmas table are exactly right. you will will probably be frustrated because nothing will be perfect. never has been. and never will be. christmas is not about us being able to do something that is completely perfect. if you let that spoil your christmas if you lead that diminish what this is all about. you may have missed the real meaning of christmas. because christmas is not so much about finding perfection in what we do. the real meaning of christmas is finding when god showed up on earth he did it perfectly. it didn't look like it at the time. it looked like a disaster. young unmarried teenage girl couldn't find a place to deliver her baby. ended up having to go to a barn. only place to lay the newbo
congressional correspondent mike emanuel joins us now for. the president and the senators are in washington. that would appear to be a good sign, is that correct? reporter: yes and no. the tone publicly has not been very good so far. we know that the president obama, on the way back from hawaii, worked the phones a bit, talking to the top four congressional leaders. speaker boehner, nancy pelosi, mitch mcconnell, and harry reid. earlier today, the senate majority leader sounded frustrated with the republicans in congress. >> nothing can move forward unless speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell are willing to come up with a bipartisan plan to participate. speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. we have not heard a word since neither mcconnell. nothing has happened. >> i should note that senator reid was due for a news conference later this afternoon. that has since been canceled. perhaps the senate majority leader has decided to do his talking behind closed doors and hammer out a deal. greg: filled with metaphors, no doubt. what a republican saying about the status of the fiscal cliff negot
's check in with meteorologist mike nicco. >>> still chilly, good morning. in the 30s everywhere except antioch 40, san francisco 42, half moon bay 41, 28 in santa rosa this the coldest night, wednesday morning will be colder high clouds and sun low to mid 50s today, frost possible inland tomorrow and more so wednesday, slight chance of a shower thursday. >>> traffic this morning, transit-wise okay. no delays, muni on a saturday schedule. muni, caltrain, sam trans all autographing free rides tonight. -- all offering free rides tonight. i-80 live in berkeley, light, no metering lights at the toll, smooth commute now you can see from this picture, dry and gorgeous. traffic is fine and everywhere else in the bay area no [ cheers and applause ] >>> and a nice crowd outside. and inside our studios in times square. people are getting set to ring in the new year in just a few hours. they're very excited. >> they should be. right? >> there are going to be, when that crystal ball comes down, get this. 17 million pieces of confetti. can you believe it? 17 million pieces of confetti. each one of t
tomasz k aaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. two other firefighters were hospitalized. >> quote, i still have to see how much more of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, kill peop people. >> his 91-year-old mother died in october and made donations to the fire department. police want to know if that could be the possible motive in the deadly attack. >> motive is the burning question and we'll never really know what was going through this mind. >> reporter: funerals for the two firefighters will be held sunday. the second one will be monday. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. >>> president obama is cutting short his christmas break with next week's fiscal cliff looming large. he plans to return to washington tonight after spending the holiday in hawaii. kristen welker is traveling with the president. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. the first lady and first daughters will remain here and continue their hawaiian holiday. the president and first lady spent part of their christmas visiting with troops stationed here in hawaii,
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